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FOCUS Ecumenical Journal – October 2017 Issue

October 9, 2017 Featured
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Dr Ajesh T Phillip – OCP News Service – 8/10/17 SCRIBD https://www.scribd.com/document/360486623/FOCUS-October-2017 ISSUU https://issuu.com/diasporafocus/docs/focus_october_2017 The October 2017, issue of the Focus Diaspora Journal of the Marthoma Syrian Church of Malabar, (A Church in former Oriental Orthodox tradition and a member of the Global Anglican Communion) is now available for download. About Focus Diaspora FOCUS is […]

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Fr Dr Josi Jacob at Ethiopian Day Consultation of Lausanne-Orthodox Initiative on Sept 9

September 3, 2017 Featured
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By Our Gulf Correspondent – OCP News Service – 3/9/17 MILDMAY WARD, London: The Lausanne-Orthodox Initiative (LOI) is holding a meeting with delegates from Ethiopia attending the 2017 LOI Consultation in Cambridge which will bring together senior leaders from Orthodox and evangelical churches around the world. They will reflect on the formation and training of […]

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FOCUS Ecumenical Journal – July 2017 Issue

June 26, 2017 Featured
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Dr Ajesh T Phillip (Delegate of the Indian Sub-continent- OCP News Service – 26/6/17) Ecumenical News Download a Copy of the Focus Journal: Download from SCRIBD The July 2017, issue of the Focus Diaspora Journal of the Marthoma Syrian Church of Malabar, (A Church in former Oriental Orthodox tradition and a member of the Global […]

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Historic Meeting of Queen Elizabeth II & Pope Tawadros II of Alexandria

May 10, 2017 Featured
Queen Elizabeth II greeting Egypt's Pope Tawadros II at Windsor Palace in London , UK (Photo: Buckingham palace)

Julie Jones (Delegate in UK) – OCP News Service – 10/5/17 More photos from Getty Images here: London: Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II of the UK received for the first time, His Holiness Pope Tawadros II – Patriarch of the See of St. Mark the Evangelist & Primate of the Coptic Orthodox Church on 9/5/17. […]

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HOLY FIRE TO BE DELIVERED TO AMERICA FOR FIRST TIME

April 15, 2017 News
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Pravoslavie.ru – 15/4/17 The Holy Fire, which descends every year on the eve of the Orthodox feast of Pascha in Jerusalem, will be delivered to the various corners of the Earth, with the support of the Russian St. Andrew the First-Called Foundation, including, for the first time this year, to the United States of America. “It […]

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Statement by Bishop Angaelos following two explosions in Coptic Churches in Tanta & Alexandria

April 9, 2017 Featured
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Coptic Orthodox Church of UK – 9/4/17 Statement by His Grace Bishop Angaelos, General Bishop of the Coptic Orthodox Church in the United Kingdom, following two explosions in Coptic Churches in Tanta and Alexandria 9 April 2017 Today, Egypt’s Christians experienced yet another targeted attack, with a bombing of the Church of Saint George in […]

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FOCUS Ecumenical Journal Features Metropolitan Philipose Mar Chrysostom

April 6, 2017 Featured
Most Rev. Dr. Philipose Mar Chrysostom Mar Thoma Valiya Metropolitan

Dr Ajesh T Phillip (Delegate of the Indian Sub-continent- OCP News Service – 6/4/17) Ecumenical News Download a Copy of the Focus Journal: Download from SCRIBD The April 2017 issue of the Focus Diaspora Journal of the Marthoma Syrian Church of Malabar, (A Church in former Oriental Orthodox tradition and a member of the Global […]

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Statement by Bishop Angaelos on the terrorist attack in Westminster on 22 March 2017

March 24, 2017 Featured
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Coptic Orthodox Church UK – 24/3/17 Statement by His Grace Bishop Angaelos, General Bishop of the Coptic Orthodox Church in the United Kingdom, on the terrorist attack in Westminster. We have once again seen the worst and best of humanity in yesterday’s Westminster attack. One person was intent on harming and ending life, while countless […]

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Socotra: The Mysterious Island of the Assyrian Church of the East

March 4, 2017 Featured
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Bethkokheh.assyrianchurch.org – March 2017 The Nestorian Christians of Socotra Socotra is an island off of the coast of east Africa that is governed by Yemen. For centuries all the inhabitants of the islands of Socotra belonged the Ancient Assyrian Church of the East, which was known as the Nestorian Church. The Ancient Catholic and Apostolic Church […]

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Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II Visits Coptic & Armenian Orthodox Churches in London

December 1, 2016 Featured News
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Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 1/12/16 Visit to St. Mark Coptic Orthodox Church in London His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II visited St. Mark Coptic Orthodox in London. He was accompanied by their Eminences: Mor Athanasius Touma Dakkama, Patriarchal Vicar in the United Kingdom, Mor Severius Hawa, Archbishop of Baghdad and Basra, Mor Theophilus George […]

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Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II Speaks at House of Lords meeting hosted by Lord Alton at the invitation of Bishop Angaelos

December 1, 2016 Featured News
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Coptic Orthodox Church UK – Media and Communications Office – December 2016 On 28 November 2016 a meeting was held with the Patriarch of the Syriac Orthodox Church at the House of Lords, hosted by The Lord Alton of Liverpool, at the invitation of His Grace Bishop Angaelos, General Bishop of the Coptic Orthodox Church […]

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Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II Meets Malayalee Faithful in London

November 27, 2016 News

Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 27/11/16 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II met the Malayalee faithful from different parishes in London, who gathered at St. Thomas Cathedral in London. Their Eminences Mor Philoxenus Zachariah, Patriarchal Vicar in the United Kingdom, Mor Athanasius Touma Dakkama, Patriarchal Vicar in the United Kingdom and Mor Theophilus George Saliba, […]

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Consecration of St. Thomas Syriac Orthodox Cathedral – London

November 25, 2016 Featured News
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  Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 25/11/16 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II consecrated the new St. Thomas Cathedral in London, in the presence of His Royal Highness Prince Charles of Wales. Their Eminences Mor Athanasius Touma Dakkama, Patriarchal Vicar in the United Kingdom, Mor Severius Hawa, Archbishop of Baghdad and Basra, Mor Theophilus George […]

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British parents worry religion will alienate their children, study finds

November 5, 2016 Featured News
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RT.com – 5/11/16 Almost a quarter of religious parents in Britain are concerned their children will be “alienated” at school if their faith is passed on, a survey has revealed. The research found that one in four (23 percent) parents were worried their kids would be socially isolated if they were religious. A similar proportion (26 […]

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RUSSIAN PATRIARCH SAYS WAR ON TERRORISM IS ‘HOLY WAR FOR ALL’

October 20, 2016 Featured News
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TASS – 19/10/2016 Warfare on terrorism is a holy war which should be a common cause for all countries, not only Russia, Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia said on Tuesday. “I regret that my words were interpreted in a wrong way. I have never spoken about any holy war in Syria. I spoke about […]

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Russia’s Patriarch Kirill meets Queen Elizabeth II, discusses Christians in Europe

October 19, 2016 Featured News
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RT.com – 19/10/16 Queen Elizabeth II has held a historic meeting with Kirill, the Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia, who is on an official visit to the UK to mark the 300th anniversary of the Russian Orthodox Church’s presence there. The meeting was held Tuesday behind closed doors in Buckingham Palace, the Queen’s official […]

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His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia Performs All-Night Vigil at the Cathedral of the Dormition of the Mother of God of the Diocese of the United Kingdom of the Russian Church Abroad

October 19, 2016 Featured News
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Official website of the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia – 19/10/16 On the evening of October 15, 2016, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, during a visit to the United Kingdom, performed all-night vigil at London’s Cathedral of the Dormition of the Mother of God and […]

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UK media & elite greet Russian Patriarch with suspicion and indignation

October 18, 2016 Featured News
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RT.Com – 18/10/16 The Patriarch of Russia’s Orthodox Church, Kirill, is visiting Britain at a time when tensions between London and Moscow could hardly be any worse. Predictably, the UK media and sections of the political establishment are highly critical of the trip. Those of us who follow these things know exactly how dreadful British-Russian […]

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Patriarch Kirill: Churches in Russia, UK served as bridge between our countries for centuries

October 17, 2016 Featured News
The Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia, Kirill, holds a service in London’s Cathedral of the Dormition of the Mother of God and All Saints in a four-day visit to the UK to mark the 300th anniversary of the Russian Orthodox Church’s presence there. © Sergey Pyatakov

RT.com – 17/10/16 The Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia, Kirill, has delivered a speech in London’s Cathedral of the Dormition of the Mother of God and All Saints in a four-day visit to the UK to mark the 300th anniversary of the Russian Orthodox Church’s presence there. READ MORE: Hundreds gather in London as […]

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Focus Ecumenical Journal Features Orthodoxy Cognate PAGE Society

September 26, 2016 Featured News
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Dr Ajesh T Phillip (Delegate of the Indian Sub-continent- OCP News Service – 26/9/16 Download a Copy of the Focus Journal: The October 2016 issue of the Focus Diaspora Journal of the Marthoma Syrian Church of Malabar (A Church in former Oriental Orthodox tradition and a member of the Global Anglican Communion) has featured Orthodoxy […]

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Call on the Authorities for the Return of the Two Romanian Children in London to their Natural Family

July 5, 2016 Featured News
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Romanian Patriarchate – July 2016 The Romanian Patriarchate has learned with concern about the critical situation of Florin Barbu and Claudia Racolta, a Romanian family settled in London, the custody of whose children, Diana (8) and Andy (5), has been given by court decision to a British gay couple. The Church constantly supports the traditional […]

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